This Thursday - Petunia & the Vipers and the UCRA Mountain String Band at Music in the Park in Trail

This Thursday, August 24 from 6-8 pm, UCRA Mountain String Band play their brand of fine, homegrown Kootenay greygrass before Petunia and The Vipers return with their fun mix of hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime.

UCRA Mountain String Band is borne of equal parts perspiration, inspiration and appropriation, forged by the flames of countless campfires, and nuanced with a touch of grey and mis-spent youth to give you bluegrass with a Kootenay twist. Brought to you by Ian Johnston on guitar, Brian Taylor on mandolin and guitar and Dale Green on bass.

Petunia & the Vipers bring their avant-Country goodtime show to Gyro Park with a sound that has been described as if Hank Williams met Tom Waits and Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s Hobo junction.

"Petunia and the Vipers" includes Stephen Nikleva on electric guitar, a 40+ year veteran of the touring circuit and former member of Ray Condo and the Ricochets fame, who has been called “One of the 10 best guitar players alive today”. Stephen is joined by lap steel guitar virtuoso Jimmy Roy who has played with Wanda Jackson, Ray Condo and the Ricochets, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, and a host of other Canadian roots bands.

“ Foot-tapping country & western laced with rock and jazz.” - The New York Post

Bring a lawn chair. Admission is by donation - $3 minimum suggested.

Town: Trail, BC